Journal directory listing - Volume 42 (1997/October) - Education【42】

Educational and Behavioral Factors Influencing the Adolescent Unintentional Injuries In the PRECEDE Model
Author: Kuo-chang Wang (Graduate Institute at Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 42 (New Version)
Date:October 1997


Today the unintentional injuries are the most serious health problems facing the adolescent However, most of the accidental injuries can be prevented in advance. The major purpose of the study, based upon the PRECEDE model, is to explore the etiology of the adolescent unintentional injuries, and to provide information for the future injury control and prevention in schools, communities, and families. The survey was undertaken to 9,770 students who were randomly sampled through the multi-stage stratified cluster sampling with probabilities proportional to sizes from the 45 junior, senior, and vocational high schools in Taiwan of the 1995-1996 academic year. The data were collected via the self-report questionnaire with better validity and reliability, and were analyzed through multivariate multiple regression and logistic regression analyses. The results revealed (1) the adolescent unintentional injuries were influenced by their preventive behaviors in the traffic and fire safety, (2) their preventive and protective behaviors were influenced by the predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors, where the former factor was more influential than the latter two factors, and (3) the enabling and reinforcing factors indirectly influenced those behaviors through the cause and effect path of the predisposing factor. As expected, the educational and behavioral factors in the PRECEDE model permitted more accurate understanding of the adolescent unintentional injuries.

Keywords:the PRECEDE model, the adolescent unintentional injuries

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APA FormatWang, K. (1997). Educational and behavioral factors influencing the adolescent unintentional injuries in the PRECEDE model. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 42(New Version), 75-93.